Lahn-Dill

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Lahn-Dill-Kreis
Statistics
State:Hesse
Capital:Wetzlar
Adm. Region:Gießen
Area:1,066.51 km²
Inhabitants:263,054 (2002)
pop. density:247 inh./km²
Car identification:LDK (before 1991 L)
Homepage:http://www.lahn-dill-kreis.de
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Map of Hesse highlighting the district Lahn-Dill-Kreis

Lahn-Dill is a Kreis (district) in the west of Hesse, Germany. Neighboring districts are Siegen-Wittgenstein, Marburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen, Wetteraukreis, Hochtaunuskreis, Limburg-Weilburg, Westerwaldkreis.

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History

In 1977 the district Gießen was merged with the districts Wetzlar and Dillkreis to the new Lahn-Dill-Kreis. However this big district wasn't popular, so in 1979 Giessen was split from it.

Geography

The main rivers of the district are the Lahn and the Dill, which also gave it the name. It is mountain landscape with the Westerwald in the west, the Taunus in the east and the Rothaargebirge of the Sauerland in the north. The highest elevation with 671 m is near Rittershausen (part of Dietzhölztal), the lowest with 135 is in the Lahn valley in Biskirchen (part of the city Leun).

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows the imperial eagle in the top, a sign for the imperial city Wetzlar. The bottom part - taken from the arms of the previous Dillkreis - shows the lion of Nassau and the horn of the princes of Orange-Nassau, which later became the Dutch royal family. Dillenburg was the capital of the county of Nassau and later of Nassau-Orange.

Towns and municipalities

Towns Municipalities
  1. Aßlar
  2. Braunfels
  3. Dillenburg
  4. Haiger
  5. Herborn
  6. Leun
  7. Solms
  8. Wetzlar
  1. Bischoffen
  2. Breitscheid
  3. Dietzhölztal
  4. Driedorf
  5. Ehringshausen
  6. Eschenburg
  7. Greifenstein
  8. Hohenahr

  1. Hüttenberg
  2. Lahnau
  3. Mittenaar
  4. Schöffengrund
  5. Siegbach
  6. Sinn
  7. Waldsolms

External links

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